Monday, October 13, 2014

Quilted Sweater Weather Card

Happy Monday everyone!

I recently made a card for a sweet friend who was recovering from surgery. I wanted to make something really cheery, something to put a smile a her face, so I reached for my Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers! I'm so happy to have it featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today!

I had the idea to use the Stitched Rectangle Stackables die sets to create a quilted-look card. I used the Sweater Weather 6x6 paper because those primary colors just look so awesome together! It took some fiddling and trimming but the pieces all eventually fit together and the stitched detail is so fun!

I stamped, colored and die cut the cute little birds from Chit Chat and the coordinating dies, then I customized the Sweater Weather tree  to serve as a branch for the pair. The sentiment is also from Chit Chat.

Got some good news and not so good news to share. First the good - my grandson has booked his first job! He will be doing a 3 day shoot for a major retailer, yay! They booked him straight from his photos, no audition. He's such a cute little poser, how could they not. Also my DIL has written and produced a movie that will be shown at a local theater! I'll have more info on that soon.

I would appreciate your prayers for my health, I'm still dealing with some scary stuff and feeling like I'm the physician pass-around pack being referred to one after the other. Hoping for some answers soon. The good news so far is I don't need any more spine surgery; just PT and injections to control the pain.

Have a lovely day!


  1. such a bright card Nancy. And well done for both Uriah and your DIL... sorry to hear you are not doing so well. Having been through back issues myself (3 years since fusion surgery on my lower back) I feel for you. Take care my friend. Hope you get some answers and help soon

  2. Those patterns all work so well together, Nanc! Love the adorable birdies too! Such a charming card!

    Sounds like Uriah is going to be a star! :) And I'm so sorry to hear you're in pain, my friend! Sending love, hugs and lots of prayers! ♥♥♥

  3. Your card is like a ray of sunshine! So sorry to hear you are having health problems, Nancy, like Dawn I sure hope you will get some answers soon! So nice to visit you today.

  4. Nancy, your card is darling, and I think you just sold me those dies :)) You know how much I love quilt cards, and this one is perfection. So sorry to hear that your back is giving you fits; there's nothing worse. Will pray for permanent relief for you (Denny is going through something similar with a herniated disk) Sending along some gentle hugs.

  5. Absolutely perfect use of the dies! They're on my wish list!

    Sorry to hear about your pain. Hope you find some relief soon.

  6. Your card is beautiful! Congrats to your SIL and grandson. They sound very talented. So sorry for your health problems. Hope you get relief soon. Hugs

  7. super cute & fun card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara

  8. Oh I just love your patchwork background! What a great way to use up paper scraps... I can't wait to try it!Thanks so much for joining us at Lawnscaping! :)

  9. Oh Nancy, I didn't know you were suffering health issues. Best wishes to you during this difficult time. hugs! Your card is super lovely and I think I am going to have to CASE your quilt idea as it is positively brilliant!


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